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At first I did not want to go and shoot this as a nail had gone into my feet and it was healing slowly so I was not sure I could make this journey , but than seeing the images on TV and a call from my Guru Shreekant Malushte changed my mind I wore simple clothes a white linen shirt and black linen trousers and walked till Mahim where I caught the cortege of Shee Balasaheb Thackeray before the Mahim fishing village , and I climbed up trucks , and walls to shoot these pictures.

Than a friend Sunil Parab spotted me from the Press Bus and I shot the procession till Sena Bhavan

From Sena Bhavan I walked to Shivaji Park got into the Press Enclosure but it was just impossible to shoot the Press Guys are not the friendliest species on earth in Mumbai , they stood on chairs making it impossible to shoot any frames my friend Nitin Pawar of PSI Mumbai standing on a platform next to the LCD screen shot some pictures for me and the last rite pictures were shot by a Marathi lad called Prakash Maurya ..and this is my humble tribute to a great iconic leader and I dont think there will ever be leader as large as Shree Balasaheb Thackeray and there wont ever be such a large crowd of any Indian leader on his passing away ..in existence or yet to be born.

I walked back till Mahim my legs in bad shape and my friend Sakib who stays at Dargah Gully Mahim dropped me home.

This is my new set at Flickr.com a very long series.

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I walked from Bandra till below the bridge and caught up with the cortege here the crowds were huge increasing as others kept joining in with slogans of Shree Balasaheb amar Rahen.. and I kept pushing my way helped by people to climb walls , trucks on Mahim beach.. and the disciplined sad crowd helping me at every step, I had my Bandra Times Press Card on my person..thank you Clarence Gomes.

The Mumbai Police added a feather in its cap , it was their day today and they made us proud these humble men in Khaki most of the on their legs for several days.
I shook hands with the constables and thanked them on the way.

All in all it was a sad day for everyone Shree Balasaheb roared in Death too.. and leaders like him are only born once in a lifetime .. but leaders like him dont die they become legends living , alive on the soul of human consciousness.

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Ishwari Avtarache Swargarohan" (A divine avatar goes to heaven) and "Balasaheb navache vadal shaant zhale" (A storm cloud called Balasaheb is peaceful).

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